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The Green Curtain (Paperback): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The Green Curtain (Paperback): Mary Elizabeth Braddon

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The Green Curtain (Paperback)

Mary Elizabeth Braddon

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXX FANNY had come back to London. It had been arranged for her to stay on the island till the end of April, but she was in London early in March. There had been an opportunity--a ship with plenty of room to spare had touched at Madeira, to take home a general officer and his family, and Fanny had insisted upon coming home. Her aunt had managed everything. Her aunt was very tired of the climate, which had not suited either her or her niece. "It did wonders for the poor child in the first six weeks," she told O'Brien, who was very angry. "In fact, I believe her lungs are cured--but after Christmas she fell into a bad way--headaches--low spirits--nerves--no appetite, and hardly any sleep. The only thing to be done was to bring her home. She was better by the time we had been twenty-four hours at sea. You know, Mr. O'Brien, it was always understood that the sea voyage was to be half the cure. And I think you will admit that I have brought her back in good health, and looking ten years younger than when she left Gravesend." "I'll say nothing about her looks, ma'am, for you must know that in her complaint the beauty of carnation cheeks and brilliant eyes is a fatal sign. But you've brought her back to cutting March winds, and if you don't take proper care she'll go out like the flame of a candle." Godwin was troubled when he heard of his wife's return. It was like Fanny to have stultified all their care. He told O'Brien to neglect nothing that could be done for her welfare. The careful maid was to be kept as her nurse, and was to be paid generously--the famous doctor was to be consulted--or if London was too cold she must be taken to Ventnor, or Cornwall--to Falmouth, for instance, her native air. Would she not like to go to Falmouth, and spend the lovely spr...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 190
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-19733-7
Barcode: 9781151197337
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-19733-5

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